Child Care Centers

Child Care Centers
  • The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides Federal reimbursement for nutritious meals and snacks served to infants and children as a regular part of their day care.  CACFP reimburses centers at free, reduced-price, or paid rates for eligible meals and snacks served to enrolled children, targeting benefits to those children most in need. 

    Enrolled participants in eligible day care centers can receive CACFP benefits if they are:
    • Age 12 years and under; or
    • Children of Migrant workers, age 15 and under; or
    • Mentally/physically disabled persons, as defined by the State, at any age if the majority of enrollees are age 18 or under; or
    • Children age 18 and under participating in approved temporary emergency shelters and at-risk afterschool programs.
    A day care center day care must meet eligibility requirements to participate in the Program.
    For more information, please call the Delaware Department of Education's Nutrition Programs Office at (302) 857-3356, or visit the USDA Child Care Centers website.   


  • Contact Information:

    Nutrition Programs Office
    Delaware Department of Education
    35 Commerce Way, Suite 1
    Dover, DE 19904
    Phone: 302-857-3356
    Fax: 302-739-1769
Last Modified on February 21, 2023